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Mass Setting Mailbox Quotas

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by brianell, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. brianell

    brianell Member

    Jul 27, 2009
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    A problem (for me anyway) is the x3 skin default Mailbox quota of 250MB. I am now being inundated with clients complaining THEIR mailbox is not full, why is their mail being bounced as over quota? They forget that their buddy/wife/husband.son/daughter has allowed his mail to pile up to use the full 100 Mb their 5 e-mail account package allows for disk storage.

    I am thus looking for shell script that will run from root and reset ALL mailboxes on my server to 20MB, I do not relish the thought of setting 6800 quotas one-by-one through CPanel!
    I am on a dedicated server, so my antics will affect nobody but myself and a few hundred clients :D

    Any help in this direction will be greatly appreciated.

  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

    Nov 29, 2006
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    One idea would be to build a script that uses our APIs to do this for you. You could list all cPanel accounts on the server, then loop through each cPanel account to find all email accounts for that cPanel account and loop through those email accounts to change the quota of each mail account.

    You can find some documentation about our XML API at:

    XmlApi < AllDocumentation/AutomationIntegration < TWiki

    If you want to pursue this route, let me know and I'll assist you with the API calls.

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